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How to programming a fast file explorer app

Hello,



Does any body know how standart windows explorer works so fast, and is able to display each file with it's proper icon. I wrote app which channed the whole disk every time started, but it was terribly slow, and there was no way to know every file's icon



Please send me some info, if there is some windows db, where every file is decribed.



TNX


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  • Jason..



    I think Windows Explorer makes heavy use of file monitors. You can find an example of one at sysinternals.com. Also, I think its a multi-threaded app, only showing/reading/updating files in the folder(s) that are expanded. The logic behind that is not terribly hard to implement.



    For the icons question, check out ExtractAssociatedIcon.





    : Hello,

    :

    : Does any body know how standart windows explorer works so fast, and is able to display each file with it's proper icon. I wrote app which channed the whole disk every time started, but it was terribly slow, and there was no way to know every file's icon

    :

    : Please send me some info, if there is some windows db, where every file is decribed.

    :

    : TNX

    :






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